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Amid budget uncertainty, airmen in Colorado Springs prepare to fight fires

Wed, May 14, 2014 - 7:55 PM 0

Four-engine C-130s will fly low over the mountains south of Pikes Peak for the next week as airmen with a Peterson Air Force Base wing...

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Air Force Academy graduation tickets available

Wed, May 14, 2014 - 3:58 PM 0

Tickets to the Air Force Academy's May 28 graduation will be handed out at three locations starting Friday. The tickets are free, and they...

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Soldiers' advocates say Fort Carson banned them

Fri, May 16, 2014 - 9:06 AM 0

DENVER — Two veterans who advocate for injured or mentally ill soldiers filed a lawsuit saying they have been illegally barred from Fort Carson.

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Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

Tue, May 13, 2014 - 4:56 PM 0

WASHINGTON — It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the firefight with the Taliban, when a rocket-propelled grenade...

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Former presidential candidate has Colorado Springs military installation in his crosshairs

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Colorado Springs-area memorial bench honors women who have died in combat
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 1 hr ago

The tug of a cloth drape unveiled something rarely seen at war memorials:

A tribute specifically dedicated to women killed in combat.


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PHOTOS: Fountain-Fort Carson 2016 graduation
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Graduation exercises for Fountain-Fort Carson High School were held at the school on Saturday, May 28, 2016....

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Memorial Day about more than barbecues to visitors of Colorado Springs cemetery
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 7 hr ago

In a plaid shirt and blue jeans, Ralph Kelly stopped at each veteran's tombstone in Evergreen Cemetery on Monday morning, put his gray baseball cap...

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PHOTOS: Memorial Day around the United States
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President Barack Obama was at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, for a Memorial Day...

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UPDATE: Fort Carson soldiers meet video goal, get surprise $25,000 donation
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Two Fort Carson soldiers who released a song on YouTube honoring those who have fallen have met their goal of 100,000 video views by Monday.


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One of Air Force Academy's top graduates to trade cadet uniform for Marine cammies
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

One of this year's top graduates of the Air Force Academy won't fly off into the wild blue yonder after Thursday's graduation rites.


Special Operations troops assaulted downtown Tampa ... all to thunderous applause
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TAMPA - On Wednesday, Special Operations troops from more than a dozen countries jumped out of helicopters, rappelled from buildings and expended...

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Military Update: Senate Basic Allowance for Housing reform would end windfalls of rent sharing
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The Senate Armed Services Committee, as part of an aggressive campaign to limit military compensation costs, is calling for "substantial reform" of...

Fountain-Fort Carson junior a volunteer hall of famer
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Hall of fame inductees usually aren't teenagers. But David R. Terrell, a junior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, has racked up enough volunteer...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 29, 2016
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NORAD Exhibit - Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd.; 488-0880,...

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Mount Everest climb was personal for Fort Carson officer
By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

An intestinal infection had left her feeling sicker than ever, and once again Gary Medvigy and Christine Ping tried to persuade their daughter to not...

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A school record: 6 Colorado Springs-area classmates receive appointments to U.S. military academies
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

It's a record at Falcon High: Six of the school's 350 seniors who will graduate Saturday have received appointments to a military service...

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Fort Carson general: Remembering war dead more important as memory of battles fade
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

Fort Carson honored nearly 400 troops from the post who have died overseas since 9/11 on Thursday, and leaders say as the pain of war fades, it's...

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Female Fort Carson soldier summited Mount Everest Tuesday in bid to raise PTSD awareness
By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, May 25, 2016

Fort Carson Capt. Elyse Ping Medvigy, was atop the world Tuesday.

Medvigy, 26, summited Mount Everest in the morning hours with a fellow...

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